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Swinging arm results in suspension despite TMO and referee ruling out Red card

first_imgThursday Mar 5, 2020 Swinging arm results in suspension despite TMO and referee ruling out Red card Exeter Chiefs back Ollie Devoto has picked up a sizable ban after he pleaded not guilty to a foul play charge against him that came up after a tackle he made against Harlequins last weekend.ADVERTISEMENTLate in the game, Quins’ number ten Marcus Smith took the ball into contact but was hit in a double tackle, with Devoto coming in second with a swinging arm that unfortunately caught Smith in the face. The ball was spilt and the attack quelled.The TMO brought it to the referee’s attention and a yellow card was issued, mainly due to mitigating factors.However, Devoto appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday after being cited by independent citing commissioner Chris Catling.The citing was for dangerous tackling, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13. Devoto did not plead guilty but was found guilty by the Panel. He is banned from 3 March 2020 to 6 April 2020.“The Player accepted that he had made a high tackle with a swinging arm and that it made contact with the head of the opposition player,” said independent panel chair, Philip Evans.“He did not accept it met the red card threshold. The Panel applied the World Rugby decision making framework for high tackles and considering all of the evidence available found that there was a high degree of danger to the Harlequins player as a consequence of the incident.  There were insufficient mitigating factors to reduce the red card to yellow.ADVERTISEMENT“He contested the charge, but other mitigation reduced the sanction from six weeks to four. He will be available to play on the 7 April which includes four meaningful weeks of fixtures.”What do you think of this decision? Let us know in the comments below Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Columnist beaten over the head with a metal bar

first_img SerbiaEurope – Central Asia June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further News Brankika Stankovic“The judicial system must end the impunity that has prevailed until now for those responsible for this kind of attack. The attempted murder of Dejan Anastasijevic, another Vreme journalist, on 13 April 2007 also caused a stir, and prompted signs of a response from the authorities. But the investigation went nowhere. Let us not forget that a judge rejected the complaint filed by Brankika Stankovic of radio and TV broadcaster B92 over the death threats she received following the broadcast of several documentaries about corruption in Serbian football. The judge’s insistence on treating the threats as just insults or defamation was unacceptable.“Investigative reporting about sports has over the years become as risky as investigative reporting about organised crime or the war crimes committed in the 1990s. Ultranationalists and criminal groups are poisoning a major part of the world of sport and the journalists who cover this phenomenon are exposed to especially violent reprisals that almost always go unpunished. If Serbia wants to join the European Union, an effort must be to prosecute those responsible for these threats and impose punishments that commensurate with the crimes committed.” July 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Columnist beaten over the head with a metal bar Reporters Without Borders is outraged by a brutal attack on well-known Serbian journalist Teofil Pančić, a columnist for the weekly Vreme (Time). A frequent critic of nationalistic excesses, corruption and hooliganism in sport, Pančić, was beaten with a metal bar by unidentified assailants in Belgrade on the night of 24 July.He was hospitalised with contusions to the head and an arm but has since been released. SerbiaEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Serbia Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en Teofil Pančić“We are shocked by the violence and barbarity of this attack on one of the country’s most respected journalists.We urge the authorities to pursue the investigation until both the perpetrators and instigators are arrested. This attack is an opportunity to demonstrate the efficacy of recent amendments to the criminal code that are supposed to ensure greater safety for journalists , Reporters Without Borders said. News News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says July 2, 2020 Find out more Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Help by sharing this information June 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Previous articlePatrick Delaney Named New Executive Director of NCCN FoundationNext articleUnited States Head & Neck Cancers Market Report: Epidemiology, Valuations And Forecast, Drugs Sales and Competitive Landscape 2017-2026 – Digital AIM Web Support FILE – In this March 9, 2020 file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Wall Street is gearing up for an avalanche of trading and volatility ahead of Tesla’s entry into the S&P 500 index. Shares in the electric car maker, led by Musk, have skyrocketed by more than 650% this year, bringing the company’s market value to around $600 billion. That makes Tesla the biggest company ever to be added to the S&P 500, and it’s expected to trigger a torrent of trading by institutional investors in the process. Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsUS News Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soonlast_img read more

Minister launches National Heritage Week in Donegal

first_img Minister launches National Heritage Week in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dinny McGinley TDPeople in Donegal are being urged to explore their own county during Heritage Week, which takes place from the 17th to the 25th of this month.Over 100 events are planned for Donegal, and a Heritage Week brochure published by Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council has been launched today by Junior Minister Dinny Mc Ginley.He says Heritage Week gives people a chance to see what’s on their own doorstep………[podcast][/podcast] By News Highland – August 8, 2013 Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBishop Boyce announces a number of positional changes within Raphoe DioceseNext articleFrustration at New Fixtures for Club Championship News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Donegal Live Register figures down on July ’13, but up on the previous month

first_imgNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Donegal Live Register figures down on July ’13, but up on the previous month Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleBuncrana councillor questions delay in tackling burst water mainNext articleDuff: Split ‘so difficult’ News Highland Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – August 1, 2014 WhatsApp The number signing on the live register in July has shown an increase on on the figure for June.There were 20,106 people on the register in Donegal last month, 300 up on the previous month, but 1,600 down on the same time last year.There were some significant increases in those signing on in some areas from June to July this year.In Letterkenny, the number on the register rose by 144 to over 6000 – in the Finn Valley area the increase was 47 to 2689 while in Inishowen those signing on grew by 32 to 3,966.An icrease of 69 was recorded in Dungloe bringning the number signing on back over 2,000.There was a fall across the county in the year to July 2014 – last months total was 20,106 down 1,613.While some will point to job creation for the drop, other suggest it is as a result of imigration or government schemes such as Jobsbridge.last_img read more

Akshay Kumar Serves 500 Cr Defamation Notice To YouTuber Who Made Allegations Relating Him To The Sushant Singh Rajput Case

first_imgNews UpdatesAkshay Kumar Serves 500 Cr Defamation Notice To YouTuber Who Made Allegations Relating Him To The Sushant Singh Rajput Case Nitish Kashyap19 Nov 2020 9:02 AMShare This – xActor Akshay Kumar has served a defamation notice to a 25-year-old YouTuber Al Rashid Siddique for allegedly making “defamatory, libelous and derogatory” against him, linking him to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.In the said notice sent through law firm IC Legal on November 17, Akshay Kumar has sought an unconditional apology from Siddique and also removal of the said…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginActor Akshay Kumar has served a defamation notice to a 25-year-old YouTuber Al Rashid Siddique for allegedly making “defamatory, libelous and derogatory” against him, linking him to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.In the said notice sent through law firm IC Legal on November 17, Akshay Kumar has sought an unconditional apology from Siddique and also removal of the said objectionable videos from his YouTube channel FF News.The notice alleges that Kumar came across the allegedly defamatory videos on August 5 and he discovered some further videos later. It states-“At the outset, our client states that the said videos are entirely and absolutely false, fallacious, frivolous, scandalous, derogatory and defamatory. The said videos and further said videos have been intentionally published with its sensational headlines/captions/video titles, to mislead the public and lower the esteem of our client amongst his fans and public in general. The said videos and said further videos are just a cheap publicity stunt with a motive to increase the traffic on the said YouTube channel. Our client is a reputed and successful personality in the Bollywood industry. In the said videos and said further videos, absolute make believe stories with no proof have been weaved with a malicious intent to jeopardize our client’s image, character, reputation, career and fan following.”In the said videos, it is alleged that Akshay Kumar-Helped Rhea Chakraborty abscond to CanadaHe had “secret meetings” with Aaditya Thackeray members of the Mumbai Police and Commissioner of Police Mumbai to discuss the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty.A diary of Sushant Singh Rajput has been discovered which states that Kumar wanted to play the role of MS Dhoni in the movie – “MS Dhoni, the Untold Story” and he was upset about the fact that Sushant Singh Rajput got the role.The notice further states, “It has also come to our client’s attention that there are several other platforms making similar allegations and claims against our client and it is our client’s belief that the said videos will instigate the spread of disinformation/fake news and mislead the public about ongoing police and judicial matters as well as our client.Our client is indignant and absolutely outraged at the public embarrassment, discomfort and anxiety he had to face because of your false, scandalous and derogatory videos for no reason whatsoever. The said videos taken as a whole are completely defamatory, derogatory, libellous and scandalous has affected our client’s reputation, good will and image.”Finally, “for the mental trauma, agony and loss of reputation and goodwill” damages of Rs 500 crores are sought by Akshay Kumar. Kumar has given 3 days time to Siddiqui to comply or else has warned of initiating appropriate legal proceedings against him.Earlier this month, Siddique was granted anticipatory bail by a Sessions Court in a case registered against him for offences under Section 505(II), 500, 501, 504 of IPC for making allegations against minister Aditya Thackeray in relation to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.Click Here To Download Notice[Read Notice]Next Storylast_img read more

Fauci says he wasn’t invited to White House briefing

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 613,000 people worldwide.Over 14.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 141,845 deaths.Here is how the news developed Tuesday. All times Eastern:7:48 p.m.: Los Angeles says most new cases are in people below age 41Younger people are continuing to drive new COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County, health department officials said.The county reported 2,741 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, of which 57% were people under age 41.However an overwhelming majority of all deaths — nearly 75% — are in people over the age of 65, Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said. That age group accounts for 11% of all cases.“The tragedy of what we are witnessing is that many of our younger residents are interacting with each other and not adhering to the recommended prevention measures, while our older residents continue to experience the results of this increased spread with the worst health outcomes, including death,” Ferrer said.The county has 161,673 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,154 deaths.Statewide, California reported 400,769 total cases on Tuesday. That number will likely edge out New York’s statewide total — currently at 408,181 — on Wednesday.6:34 p.m.: Texas continues to see record hospitalizationsTexas reported a new record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday.There are 10,848 patients currently hospitalized statewide, according to state data. Hospitalizations have remained above 10,000 since July 10.The state saw 9,305 new cases on Monday, for a total of 341,739. There were 131 new fatalities, bringing the statewide total to 4,151.The testing positivity rate was 15.05% as of Monday.5:52 p.m.: Trump, 1st coronavirus briefing in 3 months, urges mask useAt the White House’s first coronavirus briefing in three months, President Donald Trump encouraged people to wear masks and said that the pandemic will “get worse before it gets better.”“Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact,” said Trump, who, except on rare occcasions is usually seen not wearing one. At Tuesday’s briefing, he said he wears a mask “when I need.”The return of the briefings comes as cases of the coronavirus have surged in the country, particularly in the South.“It will probably, unfortunately get worse before it gets better,” Trump said. “That’s the way it is.”The president said getting a vaccine “remains a top priority.” Two vaccine candidates are entering clinical trials this month, and four others will in the coming weeks, Trump said. The military is ready to distribute them whenever they’re ready, he added.Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, fixtures at past briefings, were not in attendance Tuesday. Birx was “right outside,” Trump said when a reporter asked where they were.The briefing lasted about half an hour, in contrast to previous briefings, some of which came close to two hours long.4:45 p.m.: Fauci says he was not invited to White House briefingDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN Tuesday afternoon that he had not been invited to President Donald Trump’s 5 p.m. White House briefing.“I was not invited up to this point,” Fauci said prior to the briefing. “I’m assuming that I’m not going to be there, because it’s going to be in just a short while, and I’m still here at the NIH [National Institutes of Health].”Asked when was the last time he spoke to the president, Fauci said he had a “good, long conversation with him towards the end of last week.”Fauci also responded to Trump’s characterization on Fox News on Sunday that the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases is an “alarmist.”“People have their opinion about my reaction to things,” Fauci said. “I consider myself more of a realist than an alarmist.”Five months into the pandemic, Fauci said the U.S. testing system is “patchy.”“It isn’t as uniform as we would like,” he said. “We need to do better, particularly when you’re dealing with the surges that we’re seeing now in some of the southern states.”Asked what Americans need to do to slow the spread, Fauci said universal mask wearing, closing bars, physical distancing and good hand hygiene.“It’s not rocket science,” he said.4:20 p.m.: Louisiana extends Phase 2 restrictions for another 2 weeksAs hospitalizations rise, Louisiana is extending its Phase 2 restrictions until Aug. 7, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday.For the next two weeks, masks are mandatory across the state, crowds are limited to 50 people, and bars must be take-out only.Louisiana is ranks second in the nation per capita in COVID-19 cases, the governor said. 3:50 p.m.: Nobel Prize banquet canceled for 1st time in over 60 yearsThe Nobel Prize banquet has been canceled for the first time in over 60 years due to the pandemic, the Nobel Foundation said Tuesday.Usually all the Laureates and their families gather in Stockholm and Oslo in December and a traditional Nobel Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall.This year, the award ceremony will still take place in Oslo and Stockholm on Dec. 10, but with “new formats that both comply with social distancing restrictions and take into account that only some or perhaps no Laureates will participate on site,” the foundation said in a statement.The banquet will be canceled because the event hosts over 1,000 people in an indoor space, the foundation said.The Nobel Prizes will be announced in October as usual.3:20 p.m.: California looking to continue to ‘scale up’ contact tracingFrom the outset, officials in hard-hit California have envisioned reopening as a “dimmer switch,” making modifications based on the ongoing data, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Tuesday.“The overall health and well-being of Californians will always guide our decisions,” he said, adding that state officials are open to adapting approaches.“Our goal has always been to box the virus in with clear sector guidance … as well as testing and contact tracing,” Ghaly said.Regarding contact tracing, Ghaly said, “we need to continue to scale it up … even despite the fact that high levels of transmission have made traditional contact tracing impractical and difficult to do.”“Contact tracing is a tried-and-true method in public health,” Ghaly said. “At the level of transmission that we’re seeing across the state, even a very, very robust contact tracing program … will have a hard time teaching out to every single case.”Thousands of state staff members have been trained and are ready to be deployed to counties, Ghaly said.“As we build up the capacity county by county … there are gonna be some novel and important approaches to reach out to contacts,” he continued.If COVID-19 positive people can make “that initial reach out … that’s another important way to reduce transmission,” he said.1:40 p.m.: Trump administration working with hospitals on religious accommodationsThe Trump administration says it is working with hospitals on accommodations for religious leaders to visit patients and health care workers.Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Health and Human Services Department, told reporters Tuesday that the administration has helped to resolve several issues so far, including a medical student who didn’t want to shave his beard but was told the N95 respirator wouldn’t fit properly otherwise.The student, who was on rotation at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, was allowed to use a powered air purifying respirator instead, Severino said.“This was a win-win situation,” Severino said. “It avoided the difficult and painful situation of having to force someone to choose between their deeply held religious beliefs and pursuing the practice of medicine.”In another case, the Trump administration intervened when a Maryland woman was told in June that her husband couldn’t receive visitors after being in a serious motorcycle accident. The hospital did not believe he was close to death and thought visitors presented safety concerns.The Health and Human Services Department intervened and a priest was allowed to visit, Severino said.“Spiritual needs don’t exist only at the point of death” Severino said.1:05 p.m.: South Carolina National Guard to help hospitals with surgeThe South Carolina National Guard is sending about 40 medics to five hospitals to help respond to a COVID-19 surge, officials said Tuesday.Georgetown County and Horry County have reported over 4,000 new coronavirus cases since July 1, hospital officials said.All local hospitals are at or near capacity in their ICU, emergency and inpatient care departments, officials said.12:20 p.m.: 10 new states added to NY travel advisory listTen new states have been added to New York’s travel advisory list.The new states are: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington.Those states join: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Minnesota has been removed from the list.Travelers headed to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from those states must quarantine for two weeks.The quarantine applies to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a one-week average, or any state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a one-week average.11:40 a.m. Florida county asks parents to sign waiver for kids to take part in after-school activitiesIn Highlands County, Florida, parents must sign a COVID-19 waiver for students to take part in extracurricular activities this summer and during the upcoming school year, reported ABC affiliate WFTS.The waiver asks that parents agree to check their children’s temperature each day, visually inspect their children for signs of illness and confirm that the children have not been in contact with a coronavirus-positive person in the last two weeks. Parents also must agree to promptly pick up their children if they show signs of illness and to keep their children at home until they are illness-free for at least 72 hours without medicine.The waiver is meant to remind parents that participating in any activity now carries a risk, Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge told WFTS.11:05 a.m.: Florida has 5 counties with no available ICU bedsIn hard-hit Florida, five counties — Hernando, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee and Putnam — had no available ICU beds as of Tuesday morning, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.Of the adult ICU beds across the state, just 16.47% are available, the agency said.Those numbers are expected to fluctuate throughout the day.At least 21,780 coronavirus patients in Florida have been hospitalized since the pandemic began — up 517 from Monday, according to the state’s Department of Health.Florida’s positivity rate is now at 13.62% as the state’s number of COVID-19 cases reaches 369,834.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and Bay County, which includes Panama City, are especially hard hit.Miami-Dade County has a positivity rate of 19.2% while Bay County’s positivity rate stands at 24.4%10:05 a.m.: NJ closing DMV center after employee tests positiveA DMV licensing center in Wayne, New Jersey, is closing for one week after an employee tested positive, state officials announced Tuesday.The facility will be sanitized and the employee will quarantine for two weeks.9:25 a.m.: Cases in Alabama county double in two weeksOfficials in Calhoun County, Alabama, about 70 miles east of Birmingham, are pleading with residents to wear masks as COVID-19 cases surge in the area. Of the county’s 814 coronavirus cases, 430 of those were reported in just the last two weeks, Michael Barton, director of Emergency Management for Calhoun County, said Monday.“This is alarming,” Barton said, adding that hospitals are at an “all-time high in reaching our capacity.” One local hospital had five COVID-19 patients two weeks ago. That hospital now has 44 patients.Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a mandatory statewide mask requirement last week. “Make sure that you wear your mask and you adhere to all of the standards and guidelines that you possibly can,” urged Joe Weaver, CEO at the local Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. “We know it’s restrictive, but at the same time, there’s no other thing. There’s nothing else that we can do at this point in time.”4:43 a.m.: Russia’s first COVID-19 vaccine ready, deputy defense minister saysRussia’s first vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection, which was created by military specialists and scientists of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, is ready, First Deputy Defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov told Argumenty i Fakty.“Final assessments on the results of testing by our specialists and scientists of the National Research Center have been already made. At the moment of release all volunteers without exception developed immunity against the coronavirus and felt normal. So, the first domestic vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection is ready,” Tsalikov told the newspaper.2:43 a.m.: Ft. Worth federal women’s prison announces third COVID-related deathThe U.S. Bureau of Prisons announced late Monday a third COVID-related death at FMC Carswell, a specialized federal medical prison for women in Ft. Worth, Texas.Teresa Ely, 51, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 30 and was transported to a local hospital where she received treatment until she died Monday, July 20.The BOP announcement said Ely had “long-term, pre-existing medical conditions, which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease.”“Ms. Ely was a 51-year-old female who was sentenced in the Western District of Virginia to a 252-month sentence for Engaging in a Criminal Enterprise and Continuing a Criminal Enterprise,” read a statement from the prison. “Ms. Ely had been in custody at FMC Carswell since September 19, 2007.”1:37 a.m.: NFL players will be tested daily for COVID-19 for at least the first two weeks of training campThe NFL announced that players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp.The league also made an offer to the NFL Players Association to play no preseason games this summer, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The players had been pushing to not play preseason games this year, and the league had been seeking to play two games instead of the usual four.The league’s proposal to the players includes an offer for a longer training camp acclimation period, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano, and that is closer to what the union proposed.The NFLPA has not yet informed the league whether it will accept the proposal.12:45 a.m.: Church-related COVID-19 outbreaks continue to pop up in West VirginiaDuring Monday’s briefing, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that several new church-related outbreaks of COVID-19 have been identified at places of worship in Grant, Logan and Wood counties.Last week, the governor announced that additional church-related outbreaks had already been identified in Boone, Kanawha, Raleigh and Taylor counties.Between all seven of these counties combined, these outbreaks account for about 75 total cases.“We’ve absolutely got to stay on top of this with all in us,” Gov. Justice said. “Please know that the church setting is the ideal setting to spread this virus.”The governor urged all West Virginians in church settings to follow the state’s safety guidelines, including using every other pew, maintaining social distancing, and wearing face coverings.“I know these things are really difficult to do,” Gov. Justice said. “But, for right now, they have to be done because, if we don’t, all we’re going to do is lose more people.”“We could very well lose a lot of our grandmothers and grandfathers – people who have so much wisdom to still continue to pass on – we absolutely don’t need to be losing these great West Virginians,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rare high risk for tornadoes in South, blizzard warning for southern Plains

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Prediction Center issued a rare high risk for severe thunderstorms that could produce intense, long-track tornadoes, huge hail and damaging straight-line winds.On Wednesday morning, storms are already moving through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas with severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for damaging winds and large hail.The same line of storms that is moving through Texas this morning is expected to intensify as it moves east into the Gulf Coast states as supercell thunderstorms will fire up and are expected to produce dangerous large tornadoes, straight-line winds over 70 mph and huge hail.The biggest threat for these storms today will be from northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas through Mississippi and into western Alabama.The most dangerous part is that these storms will continue to be active through Wednesday night into Thursday morning producing night time tornadoes across the South.By Thursday afternoon, severe storms will move into the Southeast from Florida to Virginia with the biggest threat for strong tornadoes from Georgia to South and North Carolina.On the back side of this dangerous storm system there is a blizzard warning for five states, the Texas panhandle, northwestern New Mexico, southern Colorado, the Oklahoma panhandle and southern Kansas and these areas could see wind gusts near 50 mph and up to 7 inches of snow, creating whiteout conditions.On Wednesday morning, more than a dozen states are under snow, flood and high wind alerts.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Employers open to claims by gay staff

first_imgEmployers open to claims by gay staffOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Employers that don’t ensure protection for gay staff from harassment at workwill soon be vulnerable to discrimination claims, despite a House of Lordsruling last week. Under the ruling, a lesbian teacher, who claimed she was forced out of herjob because of homophobic harassment by pupils, lost her claim for sexualdiscrimination. The law lords ruled that because her treatment was the result of her sexualorientation and not her sex, it was not covered by the Sex Discrimination Act. However, David Gibson, of law firm Dickinson Dees, warned employers thatwhen new legislation comes into force in December outlawing discrimination onthe grounds of sexual orientation, they will be vulnerable to similar claims. last_img read more

Suffolk bakers praised as salt aware

first_imgThirteen bakers in Suffolk have been issued with ‘Salt Aware’ certificates, after visits from the council’s Trading Standards officers found they had successfully cut salt content in their fresh bread.The certificates, which bear the wording: ‘This baker is salt aware’, demonstrate a commitment to meeting the voluntary salt levels set by the Food Standards Agency for 2012, according to the council.Forty samples of bread were tested from 27 bakeries across Suffolk, including The Bread Basket in Felixstowe and Hursts Bakery in Clare.Kevin Adams, owner of the Bread Basket in Felixstowe, commented: “I am very grateful to have been asked by Trading Standards to enter into a programme of salt reduction in our bread earlier this year. Having worked together over the past few months, we are now able to label our bread as low in salt and display an eye-catching certificate on our shop floor.“This enables us to reassure our customers – they can now purchase our bread with the confidence of knowing that we are consciously taking their health into consideration by reducing our salt levels.”>> New research into salt reduction plannedlast_img read more